Lesson learned as coach Padda takes blame for Adamson’s failed season

first_imgJudy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:26Filipino culture takes spotlight as 2019 SEA Games officially opens01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Adamson University had a lot of promise going into the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident MOST READ Super sub May Luna always ready to step up to the plate for La Salle The Lady Falcons still have one more game left in their UAAP Season 80 schedule but were officially eliminated when they succumbed to defending champion De La Salle, 25-21, 25-15, 22-25, 25-18,  Wednesday.And head coach Air Padda takes the blame for the Lady Falcons’ failure to translate their off-season success to the UAAP.“I apologize to everyone because ultimately it was my fault,” said Padda after her team’s loss to La Salle. “I’m the leader of the team and I failed everybody, that’s something that I’m going to learn from this season, where I went wrong as a coach and make sure it doesn’t happen again.”READ: Padda ’embarrassed’ of Adamson’s 52 errors in loss to UEAdamson was decent in its first six games of the season going on a 3-3 record, including shock wins over Far Eastern University and La Salle, but two straight losses to University of the East and University of the Philippines brought the Lady Falcons back to earth.ADVERTISEMENT The Lady Falcons tried to salvage their season with two straight wins against the Lady Warriors and National University to put their record at 5-5 but what followed was a string of three straight losses that effectively kicked them out of the Final Four race.READ: Padda, Adamson embrace inner Wakandan in win over La SallePadda felt they let their chances slip away from them when they lost in five sets to UP and the Lady Warriors in the first round, and three more five-setters against the Lady Eagles, the Lady Maroons, and the Lady Tamaraws in the second round.“We just felt that every opportunity we have, we just didn’t grab it,” said Padda as her team dropped to 5-8 with one game remaining. “They just threw it away.”“To sum it up, it was basically about how many opportunities we had this season to make our team successful, to make the school proud, to make our management proud, and get to the Final Four.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES After ending Season 79 with a 1-13 record, the Lady Falcons tore through the competition in the inaugural collegiate conference of the Premier Volleyball League going 5-0 in the eliminations.Although Adamson ultimately lost to eventual bronze medalist Arellano University, the foundation was set to what was supposed to be a Lady Falcon uprising in the UAAP.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThat uprising never happened.READ: Padda says Adamson got ‘too excited, complacent’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

No Indictment in Dismissed GT Bank Manager Assault Case

first_imgGT Bank Liberia managing director, Ayodeji Bejide, allegedly injured employee Edward Freeman by throwing a calculator at him, causing a serious injury to his lips.-As Defendant Ayodeji Bejide gets court permission to leave the country The Liberian government has declined to indict dismissed Guaranty Trust Bank Manager, Ayodeji Bejide, a Nigerian national, after he threw his calculator at the face of one of his staff members in a fit of rage, during a meeting. The staff member, identified as Edward Freeman, sustained  serious injury on the lip.The Monrovia City Court, where defendant Bejide is expected to face charges of aggravated assault, has lifted its travel ban on the defendant, permitting him to leave for a two-week medical trip outside the country.Initially, the government had requested the court not to allow Bejide to leave the country while the matter was still pending.It was not clear whether it was the government’s prosecutors that agreed to the court’s decision, though defendant Bejide had been under a US$50,000 bail posted by the Insurance Company of Africa (ICA).The assault on Freeman took place on Tuesday, August 28, after which Bejide was arrested by the Liberia National Police (LNP), charged with aggravated assault, and arraigned on August 30 before the Monrovia City Court.Since defendant Bejide’s first arraignment, there is no record to show that the government has notified the court about their preparedness to pursue the matter.And because  government prosecutors did not press for the resumption of the case, the court resolved to revoke its sanctions imposed on defendant Bejide barring him from leaving the country.Their revocation letter, a copy of which is with the Daily Observer, is dated September 28, 2018 and signed by Francis Weah, clerk of the court. It reads: “Acting upon order and directive of Magistrate Kennedy Peabody the Writ of Ne-Exeat Republica of August 31 issued by the court for the purpose of preventing defendant Ayodeji Bejide leaving the bailiwick of the Republic of Liberia is ordered by the court revoked since, in fact, the purpose for which the writ was issued no longer exist.”In conclusion, it said, “He (defendant Bejide) is thereby at liberty and has the freedom to leave the Republic of Liberia to foreign parts as he wishes.”It may be recalled that because of the urgency attached to the matter, the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), at the time of the incident, instituted several punitive measures against Ayodeji Bejide, including his immediate suspension for assaulting Edward Freeman.The Bank, in a release, said, “The Chairman of the Board of Governors and Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) Nathaniel R. Patray, III sanctioned the decision as Mr.  Ayodeji Bejide will not receive pay pending the thorough investigation of the allegations against him by the CBL’s Board.”Another measure taken by the CBL, was the naming of GTBank Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Amazu Nwachukwu, as Acting MD until the conclusion of the aforesaid investigation and “the submission to the CBL within 48 hours the GT Bank Board’s intended course of action to address this grave matter.”“The CBL Management says following its (GT Bank Board’s) report, it would review the Board’s recommendations and ensure the strictest implementation of the Bank’s ‘mitigative’ actions,” the release noted.In response to Bejide’s action, GT Bank Board expressed deep regret for this alleged incident and further informed the CBL that a senior executive from its parent company, GT Bank Nigeria, was due to arrive in Liberia on August 29, 2018, to assist in the investigation.Police investigation also established that suspect Bejide and the victim were not in confusion at the time of the incident and that the suspect had admitted to the commission of the crime.At that time, Inspector General of Police Patrick Sudue warned that his administration would not tolerate such a barbaric attitude and perpetrators will surely be prosecuted according to the laws of Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Negotiations for GT&T shares’ payment for March deadline

first_imgMissing US$5M– as NICIL denies collecting outstanding moniesBy Jarryl BryanAfter years of back-and-forth, negotiations for the US$5 million owed by a Hong Kong company for the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GT&T) Company shares it bought are expected to be completed by March of this year.In an interview with this publication, National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited’s (NICIL’s) CEO, Horace James, confirmed that talks are wrapping up. Optimistic of a March deadline for the negotiations to end, James strongly denied that NICIL had collected any of the outstanding money from Hong Kong Golden Telecom Company (HKGTC).NICIL CEO Horace James“Both parties set ourselves by the 15th March for everything to conclude. (So) we’re still in negotiations,” James related. “We await some recommendations, and we have to get approvals; but nothing has been signed between the two parties as yet. Only when everything is fully finalised and agreed… but nothing has been signed,” he explained.“Both parties have made recommendations how we ought to settle the matter. We’re reviewing, and the final decision will have to be made on that. We haven’t received anything. At least they say they will pay something, but we haven’t finalised anything. We’re hoping to get that signed off soon,” James told this publication.Last month, NICIL Chairman Dr Maurice Odle had informed this publication that an interim agreement between the state and HKGTC was in force. He had explained that the state entity was considering collecting the US$5 million in parts — US$3 million first, and negotiations would have continued for the remaining sum.The saleIn 2012, NICIL had disposed of its 20 per cent shares in the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph company in a sale to Hong Kong-based HKGTC to the tune of US$30 million. That company made a downpayment of US$25 million and the outstanding US$5 million was to be paid by October 22, 2014, but this was never done despite written requests from NICIL.Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, and NICIL Legal Counsel Natalia Seepersaud had subsequently travelled to China with the intention of collecting the money, but were informed that the money was already paid.Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman had later announced that Harmon was able to retrieve some documents which showed that the money was paid. But following the controversy this revelation sparked, NICIL later refuted that the money was ever paid.In the confusion that shrouded the transaction, it was even reported that a waiver of the payment was arranged with the Chinese company. This claim was promptly denied by former President Donald Ramotar.Initially, the Government had insinuated that the money was paid to someone else or some other entity other than NICIL prior to the May 2015 elections. But the former President Ramotar had such that such an insinuation is a distraction from “the real issues”, adding that the cantankerous claims of massive corruption under the PPP/C administration have yet to be proven.Meanwhile, former Executive Director of NICIL Winston Brassington in an invited comment on the matter had told Guyana Times he was unaware the outstanding monies were paid to NICIL up until December 31, 2015.“If it was paid, then the seller can easily produce evidence showing this. Payments of this nature are transferred via the banking system (wire transfer) from one bank to another and easy to check and validate. Given that the first payment was wired directly to NICIL’s US dollar bank account in Guyana, I would expect the remaining US$5M to have followed the same course,” Brassington said.last_img read more

Combination of depressants may have led to Fort St. John in-custody death

first_imgOn Monday, RCMP officers and guards testified that Lohouse only seemed “modestly” intoxicated when booking him, with one guard saying it was the most sober she’d seen him in custody. Coroner Merrill Flewelling explains that “experienced” drinkers, like the deceased, are able to mask the symptoms of their intoxication much better than a novice might, and has since provided training at the detachment on acute alcohol and drug intoxication. He argues the best thing for officers to do is ask more questions about a prisoner’s medical history, monitor their snoring, and ensure they are able to wake them up periodically. In preparation for their deliberations, the jury had several questions for the witnesses, many of which revolved around how to better detect the level of a prisoner’s intoxication when putting them into a cell. New Westminster Police Department Staff Sergeant Chris Mullin, who helped in the external investigation of the in-custody death, admitted that better quality cameras for monitoring would get destroyed by prisoners, and that doing breathalyzer checks on criminal suspects poses logistical problems. He mentioned that at his detachment the Watch Commander is able to monitor a cell from a screen at their desk should there be a higher risk prisoner, but added that there is “no better check than a physical check”.The jury is scheduled to present its findings Wednesday. The jury and Presiding Coroner Donita Kuzma heard more about the circumstances of the death from the Fire Department and B.C. Ambulance members who attended the scene, as well as from a forensic pathologist and toxicologist and the coroner.Lohouse, who also went by the nickname Henry, was found unresponsive in his cell on September 9, 2011, after being in police custody for just over three hours. He was booked at 5:35 p.m. under suspicion of robbery, and placed in what’s referred to as a “drunk tank” cell to sober up as he was intoxicated. RCMP Toxicologist Ronald Pon testified that in addition to alcohol, he also found “therapeutic” amounts of other drugs in his system, including Amitriptyline, an anti-depressant, and the sedative Lorazepam. He also found a small amount of THC, or marijuana, and Lidocaine, which he couldn’t explain as was not used when attempting to revive him. Lohouse did not have a prescription for any of those drugs, and Pon says, as they are central nervous system depressants like alcohol, when combined and self-medicated they are potentially lethal.- Advertisement -At the time of his death, Lohouse had a blood alcohol level of 339 milligrams per 100 millilitres of blood, or .339 per cent, which is over four times more than the legal limit for driving. As he hadn’t had a drink for at least three hours before, Pon says based on an average elimination rate of 15 milligrams an hour, his peak could have been .384 per cent or higher, which he calls “exceedingly high” and “consistent with a close to fatal level”. Lohouse’s autopsy showed major blockages in two of the arteries in his heart, but Pon argued the mixture of the drugs and alcohol could also have caused his death. When compounded, they could have slowed down his brain activity to the point that his brain stopped sending signals to keep him breathing, leading to respiratory arrest. Advertisementlast_img read more

Fort St. John to rally to end violence against women

first_imgA report by the Peace Project, an initiative to reduce violence against women and children in the community, found that there were nearly 500 cases of domestic violence in Fort St. John in 2011/2012, which is comparable to Prince George, which is 2.7 times its size.The annual event will begin at 8 p.m. at the North Peace Cultural Centre, after the Fort St. John Women’s Resource Society’s annual general meeting. Participants are encouraged to bring posters and noisemakers to take with them on their walk around the city. In the past, women from the community have shared their experiences at different points along the march. The event is not only for women; men are welcome – and urged – to come and share their support for the women in their community.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Exclusive – Meulensteen harbours doubts over new Manchester United star’s fitness

first_imgRene Meulensteen is surprised Manchester United did not buy a centre-back in the summer and expressed reservations about new signing Radamel Falcao’s fitness levels.Louis van Gaal shocked everyone on deadline day by bringing in the Colombian striker on loan from Monaco and not reinforcing the heart of his defence, where many feel the Red Devils are at their weakest.United were the biggest Premier League spenders of the summer, splashing out almost £150million on new players including a British record £59.7m on Angel Di Maria, but their failure to bring in a new centre-back has puzzled former first-team coach, Meulensteen.“Yeah [I’m surprised they didn’t sign a new centre-back]. It’s been well documented on TV and in newspapers about them needing one,” he told Sunday Exclusive.“Everybody expected they would go for a big, strong central defender and another strong midfielder.”Falcao, who has only recently recovered from a serious knee injury which kept him sidelined for eight months, was hotly tipped with moves to the likes of Manchester City, Arsenal and Real Madrid, so it came as a shock when the 28-year-old pitched up at Old Trafford instead.Discussing the Colombian striker’s switch to United, Meulensteen added: “Obviously Falcao has been excellent and is a world class striker, but the only reservation you have to have with him is, is he still, because of his recent injuries, going to be able to produce that same level as we all know he’s capable of?”last_img read more

Video: Messi v Ronaldo: Who has the better records?

first_imgLionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo seemingly break football records for fun.We all know about their ability on the pitch but this video takes a closer look at the incredible records the pair have amassed over their careers so far.Watch the video to find out who scored 91 goals in a calendar year, and which player was the first to score a goal in every minute of a game.For more sports entertainment, be sure to subscribe to talkSPORT on YouTube HERE.last_img

Christians being left out

first_imgAS a public school teacher at the elementary level, I have followed with interest the recent court proceedings surrounding the Dover, Pa., intelligent design debate and the also-thwarted attempt in Lebec, Calif., to include intelligent design in its school curriculum as a short-term, elective class. America’s public schools have always been a testing ground for many of the major issues that torment society. This is due both to the public nature of our school system and to the inevitable multiculturalism that results from that public nature. How does the debate over evolution and intelligent design affect me and my second-grade students on a daily level? At the outset, let me say that I am a Christian who believes in the biblical creator God. I chose to teach at the second-grade level specifically so that I would not be required to teach evolution, since that topic does not readily come up in second grade. I have never taught any of my Christian beliefs to my students, but I always feel as though I am withholding a large part of who I am from them. In an era when there is a large push to encourage some subgroups to come out of their closets, there seems to be in public-school classrooms an equally large push to drive Christian students into one. Christian children are required to leave large portions of their inner selves and their home lives outside the classroom door. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant For example, I teach English language development for second-language learners from a state adopted textbook series called Avenues, published by Hampton-Brown. Unit Four is a multicultural social-studies unit titled, “Celebrate!” It opens with a big-book selection, “Day of the Dead,” a charmingly illustrated story about a holiday celebrated in Mexico. The student book continues with an excellently written piece called, “This Next New Year,” about a Chinese-American boy’s hopes that his family’s New Year’s celebration will bring him the luck he needs to turn his life around. It brings tears to my eyes when I read it each year with my class. After that is a poem about the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashana, another poem about Kwanzaa and a third poem titled, “Mawlid Al-Nabi” by Karam Sperling. This poem ends with the lines, “We sing the praises of the Prophet Muhammad because it’s his birthday.” The unit ends with a poem and a story about July 4 and the Declaration of Independence. That is all. Now, most of my students are either Catholic or evangelical. Where are their Christian beliefs and experiences reflected in this unit? I couldn’t find them. Being ignored by a wall of silence is a form of discrimination. What does this have to do with intelligent design? I won’t address whether or not I.D. belongs in a science classroom (although I believe it does have a place there), but I do feel that there is plenty of room to teach it in a social studies or philosophy setting. The great value of teaching I.D. would be to leave a public door of discussion open for those hundreds of thousands of American students who believe in God. It would encourage students to compare data and conclusions drawn from those data, to apply logic to their consideration of data, to think for themselves and to formulate their thinking into words that could effectively communicate with others. The teaching of intelligent design in American classrooms would encourage discussion, debate, open-mindedness and cultural tolerance for others. Isn’t this traditionally what American public education has always been about? Christina Wilson teaches second grade in Fillmore.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

HOST OF STARS JOIN LINE-UP FOR FINN VALLEY STEPHEN’S DAY 5K

first_imgOLYMPIC marathon runner Caitriona Jennings, top cyclist Philip Deignan and world-beaing boxer Jason Quigley are among more than 700 people already registered for Finn Valley AC’s St Stephen’s Day 5k.“We’re delighted with the number of entrants and we’d love to get the number to 1,000,” said Race Director Patsy McGonagle.“It’s great to see Caitriona, Philip and Jason coming along to what is a family event and attracts walkers, joggers and runners. The event hits the road with all Ireland winers Frank Mc Glynn and Marty O’Reilly getting them underway.Entries have been coming in via finnvalley1@gmail.com and is simply an indication that you intend coming along thus avoiding the queue as you walk directly into pre registration area.Otherwise registration kicks in from 10-30 on the day . As with any large mass participation such as this help appreciated whether its in the area of refreshments ,registration ,stewarding or indeed recording . The place to be on Stephen’s Day is Finn Valley Centre getting out in the fresh air for a walk with family and friends a break from the Christmas festivities. HOST OF STARS JOIN LINE-UP FOR FINN VALLEY STEPHEN’S DAY 5K was last modified: December 17th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:HOST OF STARS JOIN LINE-UP FOR FINN VALLEY STEPHEN’S DAY 5Klast_img read more

Bayer Leverkusen tell Chelsea that star winger is not for sale

first_img Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT REVEALED Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City However, aware of the growing interest in their star asset, Bayer Leverkusen have categorically ruled out selling Bailey this summer, according to Calciomercato.Both Chelsea and Roma are not expected to give up without a fight though and a bid of around £45m could reportedly tempt Bayer into changing their stance.Bailey, who has a contract until 2022 with Leverkusen, scored nine times in the Bundesliga last season. Latest Chelsea News Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars gameday cracker possible xi Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Bayer Leverkusen have told Chelsea to forget about signing Leon Bailey this summer.The Jamaican star winger has impressed in Germany since joining the Bundesliga side from Genk in January last year and enhanced his growing reputation. 1 shining Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won center_img Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? tense How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won silverware smart causal Bailey has been linked with both Chelsea and Roma REAL DEAL Chelsea have been keeping tabs on the 20-year-old over the last few months, but they are yet to make a concrete move to try and lure him to the Premier League.After controversially missing out on snapping up Malcom from Bordeaux, Roma also turned their attentions to Bailey, with reports in Italy claiming the Stadio Olimpico giants were preparing an opening bid for the youngster. possible standings REVEALED last_img read more